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Sculpting the Buddha Within: The Life and Thought of Shinjo Ito
By: Shuri Kido

Sculpting the Buddha Within: The Life and Thought of Shinjo Ito, Shuri Kido


 
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Author: Shuri Kido
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781614296195
Publication Date: 2019

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This is the first major biography of Shinjo Ito, the founder of the Shinnyo-en tradition of Buddhism and one of the twentieth century's most innovative spiritual teachers. Shinjo Ito was schooled in the millennium-old esoteric Buddhism of Japan, and used that as the basis for developing a unique lay practice grounded in the principles and concepts of the Mahayana version of the Nirvana Sutra.

Sculpting the Buddha Within is an important book that traces Shinjo Ito’s evolution not only as a spiritual master but also as a human being. Living in a time of unprecedented change, Shinjo Ito's personal life was often marked by hardships and personal grief, experiences that became the foundation for cultivating universal compassion. Committed to making buddhahood tangible for others and a goal worth aspiring to, Shinjo Ito also excelled as a sculptor of devotional images. His wish was to help his practitioners see their own potential for goodness so that they, too, would want to work diligently to shape and give form to their inner buddha. Rather than encouraging his followers to believe in a fixed system of practice or beliefs, Shinjo Ito taught how to live life in accordance with one's buddha nature and the gratitude, creativity, and happiness latent within it.


Sculpting the Buddha Within: The Life and Thought of Shinjo Ito, Shuri Kido, 2019, Paperback, 257 pp, $19.95


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